Tuesday, September 23, 2008

We take God's name in vain

We take God's name in vain

"You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless, who takes His name in vain." Exodus 20:7

The thing here insisted on is, that great care must be had, that the holy and reverend name of God is not profaned by us, or taken in vain. When we speak slightly of God or His works, He interprets it as a contempt, and taking His name in vain.

We take God's name in vain, when we use God's name in idle discourse. God is not to be spoken of,but with a holy awe upon our hearts. How many are guilty here! Though they have God in their mouths—they have the devil in their hearts. It is a wonder that fire does not come out from the Lord to consume them, as it did Nadab and Abihu!

Thomas Watson

4 comments:

steve martin said...

"Though they have God in their mouths—they have the devil in their hearts. It is a wonder that fire does not come out from the Lord to consume them, as it did Nadab and Abihu!"

Were it not for the love of our Lord Jesus...fire would come out to consume us!

Thanks Wayne!

- Steve M.

WayneDawg said...

Right on Brother Steve!

Doorman-Priest said...

Amen!

Now I know you've read my blog today, but I can't find myself listed on the blogroll.

WayneDawg said...

I shall correct that!